Online Workshop- Online Distance Learning-Welcome! – January 2017

(PGT – Online) Online Distance Learning – Welcome! ODL Only

  • Wednesday 11th January 2017 @ 14:00-15:00
  • Thursday 19th January 2017@ 19:00-20:00

This is an online drop-in session with staff from the Institute for Academic Development.  It is designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh.HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

There will be members of staff from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PGT study support) available at the session to help you orient around the online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an ODL student.

*This session is for ODL students only

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.


To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

University Services for Online Students

If you’re an online distance learning student, you can access the University of Edinbstudent with laptopurgh’s support services from the following links:

 

Workshop: Writing skills for online distance learners – 26 Nov 2014

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(PGT – ODL) Getting Started with Your Scientific Writing- Who’s Afraid of the Big Blank Page

  • Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 19:00-20:00 (GMT)

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). 

If you find writing a challenge, you are not alone. There are a number of difficulties, but many writers find that their biggest problem is simply getting started.

This online session will focus on strategies we can use to help us get over that fear of the big blank page.  We will look at freewriting and how this can help us generate text and also help us think on paper. By the end of this one hour interactive online session you will have a better understanding of what free writing is and how it can help you in your scientific writing and thinking.

For more information and to book a place, please click here.

Endnote – Online Sessions

bookEndnote (Bibliographic tool)

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote.

*Before* the workshop, you should

This session will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Mendeley and Endnote – Online Sessions

bookMendeley (Bibliographic tool)

*Before* the workshop, you should

  1. Sign up for a Mendeley account and download the desktop client: http://www.mendeley.com/
  2. Follow these video tutorials for getting started: http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials/

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire.Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Endnote (Bibliographic tool)

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote.

*Before* the workshop, you should

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Online Library Sessions (for ODL students) – semester 2

bookBased on the success of our previous sessions, we are holding more online library sessions this semester – these will be of particular interest to new ODL students. Students must register for these sessions using the links below.

Library Induction

These sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you would like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete the pre-session questionnaire for the date you would like to attend. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.